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 26 May 2010
 


Sanctuary Cove report, major new player in Australian Marine Industry

What a week! Boats in all their myriad extrusions and price tags, along with every conceivable marine and lifestyle accessory, event, media and organisation congregated at Sanctuary Cove for the 22nd annual boat show last week. AND for once, we can report that no exaggeration was necessary to inflate performance and reaction to the event.
It was a great year for all. While numbers were down, thanks to a taste of tropical (more like Antarctic) conditions on the Friday, business was bustling over the four days.

Sales, leads, enquiry and sea trials were all running hot during and now post-show. What more (other than blessed sunshine) could exhibitors wish for?

All the brands - big and small - share their SCIBS experiences and bumper sales results.

Also this week, stats and recent data from the US NMMA, outlined by Thom Dammrich, who was special guest at the marine industry breakfast last week to open Sanctuary Cove; news of upcoming boat show; some exciting news from Barry Jenkins who stepped down after 22 years in the role of GM at the Sanctuary Cove Intl Boat Show; the details of the marine industry's most innovative way to sell and buy boats, thanks to the entry of Ray White Surfers Paradise in a joint venture with the owners of Marina Oceanus.

As an advertiser or potential advertiser you need to look carefully at our story about online competitions.

Steven Bond from OziOpti in Melbourne is getting priceless feed back. 100+ entries after only one day - with a 23 question survey completed and with full contact information. OziOpti will get thousands of these data sets and we are providing the full data analysis system so Steven and his team can make the best use of all this information.

A shining example of how Sail-World.com and our group not only reach your target market, but generate a response that cannot be gained with any other marine media group.

After you've read this newsletter, spend five minutes and enter the competition and think what we could do for your company. Who knows at the same time you might win an Opti for the kids or grand kids and one for the Club!?

Have a great week! Enjoy some positive news and great business insight.


Jeni Bone, editor



Ray White Marine to accelerate sales with auction activity
Jeni Bone,
Staking a prominent claim at the entrance to one of the Gold Coast's iconic destinations – Marina Oceanus at Marina Mirage – the most significant name in Gold Coast property, Ray White Surfers Paradise has its banners flying and shingle shining, open for business as Ray White Marine.... [more]
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Sail-World.com Online Competitions - deliver Winners all around
Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com,
Online Competitions deliver winners all around. Sail-World.com is running in conjunction with Steven Bond's OziOpti a new competition - Sailors can now Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club!!... [more]
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Barry Jenkins swaps Sanctuary Cove for 'blue horizons' in Asia
Jeni Bone,
It's official! Barry Jenkins has stepped down from his role as General Manager of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, replaced by Christopher Murray who worked alongside the industry dynamo this year for one week before the event, but has experienced plenty of shows over his career.... [more]
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The real McCoy – ‘Dusty' lays it on the line
Bob Wonders,
Brunswick Corporation's CEO in fourth Australian visit. I was privileged to catch up with ‘Dusty', as he prefers to be known, when John Temple, director and general manager, Brunswick Asia-Pacific, hosted a cocktail party for a select group of dealers during the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.... [more]
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Sydney City Marine earns Avalanche endorsement
Jody O'Brien,
Readying a boat for sale can be a trying experience, but when you're surrounded by a team of professionals at Sydney City Marine, the stress can be taken out of the equation as you work with an experienced Project Manager to achieve your goals... [more]
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Family Boats ‘demo day' to introduce new models
Bob Wonders,
Parramatta River to play host to latest models from the Haines Group. Prospective boat buyers will be among the first to see new models from the Haines Queensland plant, the TS 185 and the TB 172, the latest release in the popular bowrider design.... [more]
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NMMA releases 2009 data on the US industry
NMMA,
The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently released its 2009 Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, providing data that offers an in-depth look at the state of the industry.... [more]
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Azzura Marine earns acclaim for Necker Belle refit
AIMEX,
AIMEX member, Azzura Marine is receiving the attention and accolades to show they are among the best in the world.... [more]
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SA Club Marine Boat and Fishing and 4WD Adventure Show
Roadshow Adventures,
Just four weeks after distributing the prospectus for the SA Club Marine Boat & Fishing and 4WD Adventure Show, the Show is already 60% full – and spaces are still filling fast.... [more]
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Maritimo Sydney expands sales team
Imprint Media,
SBM Maritimo Sydney has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Brent McKinnon.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Show - latest results news- attendances
Kate Duryea,
The 22nd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show continued to draw accolades in the 48 hours after the event's closure. Attendances were up on 2009 but the Friday rainfall did depress overall figures.... [more]
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Riviera surpasses expectations at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Riviera,
It was a triumphant return to the 22nd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show for Riviera, Australia's most awarded pleasure boat builder, with 19 new boats sold over the four day event, including the sale of nine new 43 Open Flybridges.... [more]
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Rye family gets suspended jail sentences for abalone theft
Vic Department of Primary Industries,
Three members of a Rye family were convicted in the Frankston Magistrate's Court last week (May 20) for taking and trafficking abalone.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club
Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com,
Sail-World.com is proud to announce that in conjunction with Steven Bond's OziOpti - you can now Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club!!... [more]
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Raymarine previews glass bridge monitors at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Raymarine,
Combining the latest advanced technology in an ultra-stylish, edge-to-edge black glass screen, Raymarine's new glass bridge systems are aimed at meeting the highly demanding operational and interior design requirements for vessels over 40 feet.... [more]
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Great Show – Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show a ‘bellwether?'
Steve Hall,
The 2010 Sanctuary Cove International Boat show in its 22nd year, took place from the 20st-23rd of May at Sanctuary Cove on the booming resort and waterways area of the Gold Coast just south of Brisbane Queensland.... [more]
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Boab Boat Hire bumper business leads at Sanctuary Cove
Jeni Bone,
Boab Boat Hire nearly didn't exhibit at this year's Sanctuary Cove Boat Show. Exhibiting with Honda in an aisle behind the entrance last year, the Boab team was deterred by the rain and cyclonic conditions. Thankfully, they took up Honda's offer to exhibit jointly, and have reaped the rewards.... [more]
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‘Early Bird' extended for NMSC conference
NMSC,
The National Marine Safety Conference 2010 program has expanded to include a ‘flotilla' of industry-based discussion panels, the official launch of the national Boating Usage Study final report and post-conference forums in recreational boating and marine surveying.... [more]
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Exhibitors confirm significant sales at 2010 Sanctuary Cove Show
Kate Duryea,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show exhibitors confirmed strong sales at the close of the four-day event this afternoon.... [more]
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Yachting to meet power boating in a dramatic new Regatta concept

The Auckland to Denerau Fiji Yacht race was an opportune time to reveal plans for another major regatta to be held in March 2011. Marsden Cove near the entrance to Whangarei Harbour will be the venue for a totally new boat racing extravaganza. The event will include yacht and offshore power boat races all rolled into one big marine festival.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne first stop for Olympic-bound yachts
Pesel & Carr,
The first leg of the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Cup will once again set sail in Melbourne, Australia. With increased action on and off the water, an even bigger Sail Melbourne will be held at the state-of-the-art Sandringham Yacht Club 12-18 December 2010.... [more]
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Call for nominations:Victorian Marine Industry Awards
BIA VIC,
The Boating Industry Association (BIA) of Victoria has sent out the call for nominations for this year's BIA Victorian Marine Industry Awards to recognise Victoria's leading marine manufacturers and suppliers, to be announced 2 July 2010.... [more]
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Arab marine industry identifies challenges and opportunities
Media Services,
The Arab Marine Industries Association (AMIA) held a conference on the second day of the sixth annual Beirut Boat 2010, 19-23 May, held at La Marina Joseph Khoury in the Beirut suburb of Dbayyeh.... [more]
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Change and consolidation for Navico: CEO Leif Ottosson explains
Jeni Bone,
The stand occupied by Navico at Sanctuary Cove is different this year. Same central location in Pavilion A, same size, some of the same faces, but the brands have been reduced to three – SIMRAD, Lowrance and B&G – and the focus is sharper. The mood though, is as buoyant as ever.... [more]
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Thom Dammrich addresses industry at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
Thom Dammrich has a head for figures. The ebullient and incredibly switched on head of the US National Marine Manufacturers Association and President of ICOMIA greeted the industry breakfast crowd this morning with a list of facts and stats that made our collective head reel – and feel some relief that the GFC didn't bite so hard or in so many facets of Australian life.... [more]
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Thrane & Thrane to sponsor Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012
Saltwater PR,
Thrane & Thrane announced today that it will play a vital role in delivering the close-up, onboard action from the next Volvo Ocean Race - the world's premier ocean race - to the millions of fans worldwide. The Copenhagen based company has signed up to become Official Sponsor of Satellite and Radio Communications Equipment for the third consecutive race.... [more]
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Dometic Marine launches Emerald split air conditioning system at SCIBS
Saltwater PR,
Dometic Marine, the world leading supplier of marine air conditioning is launching the new Emerald Split Air Conditioning System at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show for the first time. Comprising of the Emerald Condenser and the Emerald Evaporator, the new split system has been engineered to use R410A environmentally safe refrigerant.... [more]
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The epitome of boating style arrives: Princess 78 Motor Yacht
Creating Demand,
Alan Paterson and the team from Princess Yachts Australia are proud to announce the arrival and Australian debut of the Princess 78 Motor Yacht at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show underway
Jeni Bone,
The 22nd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has begun, and even though traditionally a 'trade day', visitors to the show were in high spirits, restaurants were full, the bands played and exhibitor expectations were high.... [more]
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North South Yachting secure Australian distribution of Salona Yachts
North South Yachting,
North South Yachting is proud to announce their appointment as Australian dealers for Salona Yachts. The announcement comes following negotiations with Salona to expand their distribution throughout Australasia using the NSY network. Salona Yachts are Croatian built performance cruisers manufactured with a focus on quality, performance and comfort.... [more]
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Good start for 2010 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Kate Duryea,
Bright sunshine and a gentle breeze for the first morning of the 2010 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show which opened this morning. Visitors can view boats and marine displays from 424 exhibitors. It is the third highest exhibitor tally in the Show's 22-year history. The four-day event, from today through to Sunday, May 23, is staged at Sanctuary Cove in the northern area of Queensland's... [more]
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Enter NOW to win a PredictWind Professional subscription
Richard Gladwell,
Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! COMPETITION CLOSES SOON!! There are ten annual subscriptions of the just released new version of PredictWind's Professional Forecast Package top be won in Sail-World's competition.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show - Veteran Sailor shares his experience
Stephen Milne,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show will this year have a special guest of honour, the event will be held from May 20-23. Veteran blue water sailor and Melbourne businessman, Ian Reynolds will be at the Riviera display with his 56 Enclosed Flybridge, Investigator V, the vessel he used to circumnavigate Australia.... [more]
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Marine Industry Luncheon another success for Southport Yacht Club
Bob Wonders,
Earlier this week I attended the third annual Marine Industry Luncheon at the Southport Yacht Club, here on the Queensland Gold Coast, and was privileged to hear one of the best guest speakers I've experienced for some time.... [more]
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Maritimo reveals its plans for Mustang
Bob Wonders,
Following on from the announcement that luxury boat builder Maritimo has purchased the assets of Mustang Marine, the company has revealed its plans for the brand.... [more]
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Ferretti Group shows at Sanctuary Cove
Admarex,
The Ferretti Group, a world leader within the sphere of the design, construction and sale of motoryachts, is taking part in the 22nd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in Australia, being held from 20th to 23rd May 2010 Cove in Australia.... [more]
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Exhibitors happy as Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show show delivers strong sales
Mike Rose,
Exhibitors at this year's Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show are celebrating increased levels of both sales and inquiries. With visitor numbers appearing to be about the same as for the 2009 show, exhibitors reported more sales, more genuine inquiries and more certainty than at last year's show. Long time major exhibitor and boat show Hall of Famer, Roger Arkell said sales were up 20% over 200... [more]
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Sydney City Marine take Sponsorship of MHYC Winter Series
Louise Bashford,
Sydney City Marine have confirmed their sponsorship of the MHYC Winter Series, raced Saturdays May 8 - July 17 2010. • Winners rewarded weekly with SCM Henri Lloyd Gear • All Competitors invited to 'harbourview room' for post race presentation, and Trivia quiz for 'mystery prize'.... [more]
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Portland Marina ready for 2012 Olympics
ClearLine Communications,
As befits an international sporting venue the marina has been built to an extremely high standard and includes a number of features not widely found elsewhere. Among these are the striking bridgehead canopy and gate with elegant design and detailed metalwork, and the innovative bridge that connects the marina to the shore.... [more]
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31 new oil and gas exploration leases for Australia
Media Services,
Despite the controversy and calamity surrounding BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Australia's Federal Resources Minister has announced 31 new oil and gas exploration leases.... [more]
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Auckland - city of sails
Lisa Ratcliff,
Ocean magazine looks back at the sell out Auckland International Boat Show. Auckland has demonstrated time and time again that it rises well above the challenge of hosting a major international event. For the full article on the Auckland International Boat Show pick up the latest issue of Ocean magazine.... [more]
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